October 29, 2010 Subject:
Bobsluckycat Takes Another Look
I've seen this film a few times and while it was a good first start for "Lash LaRue", it's not his best but very good. "Lash" had a screen presence unlike any other movie cowboy and while he made comparatively few films for Pathe/PRC, and a string with Ron Ormond, they are all memorable including the later ones re-cut and with additional footage added as "Western Adventure Pictures". Why? I'm not sure, but his style is as watchable today as it was 60 plus years ago. Yes, he had an ego too, which probably kept him out of a lot of work later on and he should been able to more, but except for some early TV and a guest appearance or two did not. He will probably be always remembered as a cowboy star right up there with Gene, and deservedly so. Roy, and Hoppy until this generation is gone from the scene. (foot-note) Our little town's theatre booked every Lash LaRue picture ever made and played them to big audiences. By the same token, after the initial few with "Lash", the same theatre never again booked any with Eddie Dean throughout his entire series of films for Pathe/PRC.
October 29, 2010 Subject:
Eddie Dean was great
I may have seen this movie when I was six or seven years old, when this was first released. That was when I saw my first B-western, and it was one with Eddie and Lash Larue together. I've been hooked on cowboys and westerns ever since. About that time my mom liked to listen to "The Judy Canova Show" on radio and I was delighted to hear Eddie as a member of the cast.
I've seen Eddie Dean doing shows at least half a dozen times from about 1964/65 to late 1970s, mostly in California but once at the Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan. What a magnificent voice!
At The Westerner club in National City, California around 1971/72, I asked Eddie to autograph a book of cowboy stars. He asked, "Am I in it?" and I showed him the chapter on him and he signed the book for me. He told me his best movie was "Song of Old Wyoming". Over the years, I got a couple more autographs from him.
Also, in the late 1970s, I attended a banquet in Hollywood featuring many old cowboy stars. I got an autograph from Lash Larue, who added 'HMFIC" to his signature! Other cowboys at the banquet included Bob Steele; Peggy Stewart; Bob Nolan, original member of the Sons of the Pioneers; Robert Livingston; Sunset Carson; Don "Red" Barry; Pat Buttram, Yakima Canutt (who told me about visiting at Tom Mix's house); stuntman Dave Sharpe; and of course Eddie Dean. What a day to remember!
October 30, 2009 Subject:
back down memory lane
In this movie, Lash broke my little 8-year-old heart when he asked a special favor of his friend Eddie Dean. That day the whole theater sat in sheer shock... not an eye was dry. OMG, how wonderful to see this movie again...after 60 plus years! Back then, I didn't realize that this movie was a first for Lash. This old heart of mine still throbs when I behold Lash LaRue (Cheyenne Kid) in a B movie.
Guess what? This cowboy hero wore black atop his black steed!!!!
September 28, 2009 Subject:
bluelou78 SONG OF OLD WYOMING
I and my sister saw this movie in the mid 1940s,of course we had a crush on Lash Larue as Iam sure every girl who saw the movie did. our Momgave us each .25 cents .10 cents for the movie and the rest for popcorn & candy. I still get nostolgic when I see these old films again.Oh for those wonderful days of our youth!!
June 29, 2009 Subject:
My little brothers favorite cowboy.
My little brother died last year---he was 67 years old. He loved Lash Larue when he was a small boy. My cowboy loving days were about ten years earlier with the likes of Charles Starrett. Buck Jones, Hopalong Cassidy, and the early John Wayne stuff.
This was a typical cowboy movie except it was in color. As opposed to the western, they weren't meant for the older folk. They were for children and how we loved them. Their plot was almost always the same, but that never bothered us. Every Saturday afternoon my older brother and I were given 15 cents each---a nickel for the movie, a nickel for a bag of popcorn, and a nickel for a Pepsi. What wonderful memories!
If you young folks want to know what your grandfathers and great grandfathers spent their Saturday afternoons doing, watch this movie. Oh, for those simple times again!!!